I get quite a number of emails and spend a significant part of my day corresponding with galleries, suppliers, models etc. But then every once in a while I get an email that stops me in my tracks and reminds my why I chose to do what I do. This recent email from Laura Kathleen was one of those that really moved me. I believe no matter who we are or what we do, it’s crucial for each of us to find an outlet for our creative sides. I am sharing Laura’s message here with her permission;
I thank you for the email you sent months ago and for being an inspirational being in my life. There are some incredible creations in the world -- including your art, many musical compositions and books, and others -- that have been gently reminding me of the importance of letting life guide you toward being your most vital, passionate, and creative self. As a child, I dreamt of becoming a painter. I tried my hand at it several times but did not develop skill in that arena. For years I sadly envied those with such talent. But, I have learned that my creative gifts are in the form of writing and in helping people, both of which draw largely on my intuitive abilities. I realize that it is particularly strange to share all this with someone I haven't met. Yet, I merely wanted to let you know that in this world of six billion people, there is at least one more person out there who cherishes the art you create and is inspired to follow her dreams toward work that stirs her soul as much as your paintings do.